The best and most accessible collection of writings by the most popular saint of modern times.
“Thérèse was ‘the little grain of sand’ and on the other hand ‘her name was written in heaven’; she was beloved by her heavenly Father, she was the bride of Christ, she was little less than the angels. And so are we all.”—Dorothy Day
Thérèse of Lisieux (1873-1897), a French Carmelite nun who died at the age of twenty-four, was known during her life to only a few of her fellow nuns. Through the posthumous publication of her autobiography she quickly became one of the most popular saints of modern times. On the basis of her spiritual path, which she called “the Little Way,” she was recently declared a Doctor of the Church. Her admirers have included Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, and Edith Stein.